Speaker Cabinet 1×8

(1 customer review)


Speaker Cabinet 1×8  is available as a DIY KIT or READY-TO-PLAY (select below).

  • 25-watt, 8 Ohm Jensen C8R speaker
  • Solid poplar cabinet
  • 1/4″ input jack
  • Comes with 6″ speaker cable to connect the Percolator (or other amp)
  • For KIT, download the detailed step-by-step assembly manual (see “Documentation” tab below)
  • Online demo & assembly videos
  • Kit contains everything you need to complete the cab as shown.
  • Beginners project, ages 13+; may need some supervision

This cabinet is designed to match our Percolator 2 Watt Tube Amp, but sounds great with any small amp.

COUPON: Buy together with a Percolator 2W Tube Amp (Kit or Assembled) and receive $10 off at checkout. Use Coupon code “bundleme”.

See it in use (Videos)


SKU: 1x8 Category:


  • 25-watt Jensen C8R speaker, 8”
  • 8 Ohm impedance
  • Open back, rear ported
  • 1/4″ phono input jack
  • Male-to-male speaker cable included
  • Solid 3/4″ poplar cabinet
Grill Cloth Black/Silver/Beige
Edge Detail KIT: Square. Apply detail to suitReady-to-Play: 3/8″ (9mm) radius roundover
Finish KIT: Unfinished. Stain, paint or varnish to suit your own taste.Ready-to-Play: Dark Walnut Stain with satin poly topcoat
Width 11-1/2″ (29.2 cm)
Depth 5-1/2″ (14.0 cm)
Height 11-3/4” (29.8 cm)
Weight 7.7 lb (3.5 kg)

1 review for Speaker Cabinet 1×8

  1. Michael (verified owner)

    What can I say… easy to follow instructions, all of the wood was cut to correct dimensions… all in all, an easy build that resulted in a great sounding, solid cabinet that looks great.

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What You WIll Need

    Here is a complete list of the tools and supplies you will need to build the 1x8 Speaker Cabinet KIT. (Of course, if you order the Ready-to-Play, all you need is an amp and a guitar.) Some items are listed as optional but recommended. There is more information in the online 1x8 Speaker Cabinet Assembly Manual, available on the Documentation tab.
    • Drill: cordless, corded, or drill press
    • Drill bits: 1/16, 9/64, 7/32
    • Countersink
    • #2 Philips Screw Driver or screw gun
    • Small straight screw driver
    • Small awl, or nail and small hammer
    • Soldering Iron, 15-50 watt
    • Wet sponge or dry solder-cleaning pad
    • Solder sucker or solder braid – optional
    • Orbital Sander (optional) or sanding block
    • Small router and 3/16” radius roundover bit, or other small detail bit (optional)
    • Wire stripper
    • Flush cutters or small diagonal cutters
    • Needle-nose pliers
    • Channel locks or large pliers
    • Bar clamps, minimum 12” opening, two of them
    • Staple gun: electric, pneumatic or manual
    • Heat gun, or very hot hair dryer
    • Speed square or carpenter square
    • Ruler, 12”
    • Sharp pencil
    • X-Acto knife, utility knife or razor blade
    • Scissors
    • Some sort of clamp or fixture to hold parts while soldering.
  • Solder, 60/40 rosin core, the smaller diameter the better
  • Masking tape
  • Sandpaper, either discs for your orbital, or sheets for your block: 60, 120, 220,320
  • Wood glue
  • Wood filler (optional)
  • MinWax Dark Walnut Wood Finish (oil-based stain) or other
  • MinWax Wipe-On Poly clear satin (or other)
  • Flat black paint
  • Mineral spirits
  • Clean rags


  • Owners Manual:
  • Download the Instructions:
  • View Assembly Videos: